Five Cent(English), South Africa, 1968, Nickel

Five Cent(English), South Africa, 1968, Nickel

South Africa, 1968, Five Cent, English, Nickel, President Charles Swart, Republic of South Africa(RSA) Series, Second decimal Series(1965 to 1989)

 

Charles Robberts Swart (CR Swart) was born on the 5th December 1894 and died on the 16th July 1982. He served as the last Governor-General of the Union of South Africa from 1960 to 1961. He filled the position of first State President of the Republic of South Africa from 1961 to 1967.

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1968(1965-1989)

Value

5c, 5 Cent, Five cent

Metal

Nickel Fine

Weight

2.50gm

Diameter

17.35mm

Thickness

1.59mm

Obverse Design

Tommy Sasseen (TS)

Reverse Design

Tommy Sasseen(TS)

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes, last issue was in 1989

Obverse

Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677), Dutch Colonial Administrator and founder of Cape Town.

Lettering:

SOUTH AFRICA

1968

Reverse

Blue Crane(Anthropoides paradise). Blue Cranes are the national bird of South Africa and endemic these parts. These birds have short bills/black legs and their primary feathers are black or slate gray.

Lettering:

5c

Edge

Smooth

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1965E

32,715,252

24,988

1965A

32,690,179

/

1966E

4,100,911

/

1966A

4,125,911

25,000

1967E

4,589,998

/

1967A

4,614,988

25,000

1968E

6,025,000

25,000

1968A

6,000,000

/

1969E

5,019,882

/

1969A

5,031,882

12,000

1970

6,662,300

10,000

1971

20,341,117

12,000

1972

3,126,000

10,000

1973

17,103,118

10,850

1974

19,993,186

15,000

1975

22,000,000

18,000

1976

48,991,151

21,000

1977

51,748,119

19,000

1978

30,068,976

17,000

1979

17,549,821

15,000

1980

4,680,344

15,000

1981

40,380,997

10,000

1982

47,270,495

12,000

1983

57,528,165

14,135

1984

67,381,399

11,250

1985

57,186,935

9,859

1986

54,242,200

7,000

1987

42,791,297

6,781

1988

119,241,046

7,250

1989

58,261

35,540

 

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